The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Opinion

January 13, 2014

Your View: Welcome back

In this dark, cynical, detached world we find ourselves in these days, it is rare to find something as moving as Carolyn Trout’s eulogy-not-posing-as-eulogy published in the Senior Outlook section of Wednesday’s Joplin Globe.

Humorous, witty, whimsical, her remembrance of things past manages to stir our own reflections on mortality, the pain of loss and how we might deal with these life-shaking events. Further, and more to the point, we welcome and applaud her return to the pages of the Globe, a practice she has postponed since the passing of her beloved Tom.

We are longtime readers of her columns in Senior Outlook, and we have laughed, cried and occasionally ached at evocations of senior moments that we both, seniors ourselves, have experienced. From the simple tasks of buying a new trash can to dealing with the maddening experience of trying to set the clock on the latest piece of electronic wizardry, we laugh, and sometimes wince, at the memory of our own fumbling attempts to accomplish these simple tasks.

We have missed Carolyn’s unique rendering of the problems of everyday life in her columns. Welcome back, Carolyn.

Sandie and Bud Morgan

Joplin

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  • Our View.jpg Our View: Pledge must be priority

    Mike Seibert, after being elected Joplin’s mayor on Monday, immediately pledged that the city will be operating with transparency.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Your View: Free choice

    Joan Banks’ guest column (Globe, April 13) regarding right-to-work seems to assume that if workers are given the choice of joining a union, they won’t join.

    April 16, 2014

  • Your View: Serious drawbacks

    Joan Banks’ guest column (Globe, April 13) lays out clearly and persuasively the serious drawbacks with so-called right-to-work legislation.

    April 16, 2014

  • Your View: Step aside

    The people of Joplin made it clear they wanted change at City Hall with their decisive votes to replace two council members.

    April 16, 2014

  • Geoff Caldwell, columnist: Government without apology or explanation

    Americans feel closest to their Uncle Sam at this time of year as he extends his hand for his “fair share” to fund his numerous endeavors.

    April 16, 2014

  • Phill Brooks, columnist: Value of outside fiscal experts for government

    Missouri recently lost a man who had been one of the state’s tax leaders of decades past.

    April 15, 2014

  • Our View.jpg Our View: Hate hurts us all

    Investigators say Sunday’s shooting of three people — two at a Jewish community center and another at a retirement complex in Overland Park, Kan. — were hate crimes.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Other Views Other Views: State’s theatrics

    Conservatives in the Kansas Legislature have taken advantage of a serious problem — inequities in public school funding — to attack teachers and create new problems.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Joan Banks, guest columnist: Right-to-work isn’t what’s right for Missouri

    Right-to-work legislation is up in the air right now in the Missouri Legislature.  Last week, the bill failed to get enough votes to advance to the Senate, but supporters are working to get those votes and move it forward.

    April 14, 2014

  • Our View: A hand across

    Have you ever needed $20 to help you get by until payday, a ride to work when your car wouldn’t start or someone responsible to watch your children for a few hours?
    Of course you have, and odds are you picked up the phone and there was someone on the other end willing to help.

    April 13, 2014

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